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After years of ruining my favorite clothes with paint and clay, I decided to simplify to avoid the frustration and disappointment. No more frantic mornings debating what to wear for me!
If you teach little ones, you know any exposed area – and I mean ANY – becomes a bulls-eye for messy hands. I decided on Dickie’s coveralls. Yes, the one-piece get-up worn by factory and road workers. My challenge, make the functional choice look cool. After purchasing several coveralls, I used fabric paint and patches to decorate each set differently.
One sports a color wheel on the back; another is strewn with patches of famous works of art. Each coverall set has its own look. Now, each day I slip on leggings and a camisole, throw on whatever coveralls are handy, and off I go!
You can get ready in less than five minutes and be ready for whatever your day – and students – throw at you…literally.
Many successful people have embraced the idea. A capsule wardrobe is a limited number of timeless, go-to pieces that can be augmented to work in any season.
If you are debating adopting either a uniform or a capsule wardrobe, consider the following advantages…
Every year, my school has a day when students become their favorite teacher and must take over their job. Last year, my “student teacher” surprised me by buying a set of her own identical coveralls and painting them to match mine!
It was fantastic and reminded me that a uniform is not necessarily dull. It can be a sign that you’ve arrived at a place where you are comfortable, confident, and even inspiring.
Do you currently wear a uniform? What does it consist of?
Would you consider a uniform and/or capsule wardrobe?